ReVia Withdrawal Symptoms and Signs and Detoxification

All of ReVia's withdrawal symptoms are easily treated with the help of medical interventions that are available through most treatment programs.

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ReVia is the brand name version of naltrexone, a drug that is commonly used to help people stop using alcohol. ReVia dependency is possible, which may necessitate a ReVia withdrawal treatment program.

ReVia reduces the body’s craving for alcohol. This medication isn’t an alcoholism cure; however, it is possible to use it as part of a comprehensive program to help the addict successfully rehab.

ReVia can also be used as part of a rehab program for opioid addicts. ReVia won’t help addicts through the withdrawal phase of treatment, as this medication won’t help the addict’s withdrawal symptoms. It is used to help the addict stay off the opioids once he or she has moved past opioid withdrawal.

ReVia Withdrawal Symptoms

When the addict is trying to stop taking ReVia, there are several ReVia withdrawal symptoms that may occur:

  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Flu-like symptoms (runny nose, coughing, sneezing)
  • Gastrointestinal upset
  • Vomiting Diarrhea

All of these ReVia withdrawal symptoms are easily treated with the help of medical interventions that are available through most treatment programs. Generally, these symptoms are simply just an annoyance. ReVia withdrawal symptoms can last five days to two weeks, depending on the severity of the addiction.

How Long Do ReVia Withdrawals Last?

The average withdrawal timeline is anywhere from 5 days to 2 weeks. The duration of symptoms depends on how long a patient has been taking it and how much they have ingested.

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Withdrawing from ReVia Treatment Methods and Options for Help

ReVia withdrawal symptoms can be managed through an outpatient program. Regular visits to your doctor or clinic are necessary. If you or your loved one is addicted to alcohol or to another drug, an inpatient program may be needed. If an addict experiences unexpected side effects during the withdrawal phase of treatment or if the addict doesn’t have a strong support system at home, inpatient care may be needed.

In some cases, weaning an addict off of ReVia is all that is needed to detox from the drug. In this case, the dosage of ReVia received daily will slowly be lowered until the patient is completely off of the drug. Some treatment programs use a monthly injection instead of pills to wean addicts off of ReVia.

ReVia Addiction Treatment

Once the addict is detoxed from the ReVia, a treatment program aimed at enabling the addict to discover why he or she turned to ReVia as is started. In order to discover the underlying reason for addiction, intensive therapy is necessary. This can be done through private sessions with a mental health or addiction professional. In some cases, the ReVia treatment program may include group sessions in which that addict meets with other recovering addicts to talk through problems and figure out ways to cope with common life stresses.

Throughout the rehabilitation program, the recovering addict is taught how to live life without having to turn to the drug for solace and comfort. Oftentimes, this portion of the rehab program includes learning how to enjoy friends and social functions without using any drugs or alcohol during the event. The recovering addict must also learn how to work and spend time alone without drugs.

Because a ReVia addiction is often associated with alienating family members and friends, a very important aspect of a ReVia treatment is counseling with the addict’s family members and friends. This often includes monitored sessions with individual family members, as well as group sessions where everyone comes together to rebuild relationships and help to support the recovering addict.

Once the recovering addict has completed the ReVia withdrawal treatment program and rehabilitation, he or she will have everything needed to live and work sober.

Are There any Home Remedies for Getting Clean Safely?

While it is important to remain on a healthy diet and avoid alcohol and other drugs while detoxing from ReVia, there is no known alternative medicine or home remedy proven to relieve withdrawal syndrome. Those going through the detoxification process should seek the help of a drug rehabilitation center for proper relief. Rehabilitation centers have proven methods for safely helping addicts overcome withdrawals. If you or a loved one is looking for help through the recovery process, call 1-888-658-5242 or visit our locator page before it is too late.

How Long Does it Take to Detox from ReVia?

ReVia withdrawal timelines can last anywhere from 5 days to more than 2 weeks, with less intense symptoms persisting for up to one year after that. The duration of recovery time depends on the length of ReVia abuse and how much is currently in a patient’s system.

ReVia Information at a Glance
Medication Name, Costs Class of Medicine
  • Generic Name: Naltrexone
  • Generic Name Variations: Naltrexone HCL
  • Chemical Name: N/A
  • Brand Name: ReVia
  • Brand Name Variations: Depade
  • Cost/Price: Between $30 and $80
  • Used to Treat Addiction? Yes
  • Function or Use at Low Dose: Used to treat cravings of alcohol and illicit drugs
  • Function or Use at High Dose: Treatment of alcohol and other drug cravings
  • Chemical Makeup: C20NO4
  • System: Opioid antagonist
  • Duration of Action: Up to 12 hours
Form, Intake, and Dosage Interactions and Complications
  • Drug Forms: Tablet
  • Administration Routes: Oral
  • Dosage: 50 mg
  • Overdose: Exceeding 100 mg per dose
  • Alcohol Interaction: ReVia is made to create negative side effects when taken with alcohol.
  • Illicit Drugs: Adverse side effects, particularly in the abdominal region, will occur
  • Prescription Medications: Prescription Medications: Adverse side effects when taken with other Opioids.
  • Contraindications: Acute hepatitis or liver failure, concomitant Opioid use
Effects and Adverse Reactions Substance Abuse
  • Short-Term: Headaches, dizziness, nervousness, fatigue, restlessness, insomnia, anxiety, somnolence
  • Long-Term: Addiction, acute liver damage
  • Risk of Substance Abuse: Low
  • Signs of Abuse: Chronic fatigue, changes in sleep patterns, anxiety, changes in blood pressure, hallucinations
Physiological Problem Signs and Symptoms Dependence and Addiction Issues
  • Withdrawal Syndrome Onset: 10 to 24 hours after the last dose
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Shakiness, insomnia, anxiety, abdominal pain
  • Tolerance: Users may develop tolerance.
  • Cross Dependence: Alcohol
  • Physical Dependence: Rare
  • Psychological Dependence: Possible
Legal Schedules and Ratings
  • Controlled Substances Act Rating: N/A